כי עברו איי אמריקה וראו, וארצות-הברית שלחו והתבוננו מאד
Just cross over to the isles of America and look, and send to artzot habrit and observe carefully
The United States is called "Lands of the Covenant" (Artzot Habrit) in Hebrew.
It is commonly thought that this name was given in order to avoid confusion with the Hebrew name for the United Nations.
IMRA asked Israel Radio's "Moment of Hebrew" program for the source of the name.
They find that the term appears in Hebrew papers as early as 1857 - in the Hamagid L'Israel weekly.
So perhaps Artzot Habrit Shel America wasn't even the first use of the phrase.
Without getting into politics, it would be nice if the only disagreement Israel had today with the United States was whether it should be considered a singular or plural...